Lansdowne Community Growth Project

Community project to give Lansdowne “splendid” makeover

Volunteers will be gathering to give an area of Bournemouth a makeover this Saturday, clearing litter and overgrown bushes to develop a new feature for Lansdowne.

Lansdowne Community Growth ProjectA path off of Christchurch Road in Landsdowne is currently overgrown and littered with rubbish.

But volunteers and local councillors are being asked to come together for the Lansdowne Community Growth Project, to help give the trees a trim and clear the area of litter.

Bournemouth in Bloom have been leading the initiative with the support of Bournemouth BID, following the success of a similar project on West Cliff’s Durley Chine Road.

“It’s about growing together as a community”

Bournemouth in Bloom chairman Reverend Chris Colledge said: “It’s not just about changing an area and growing things – it’s about growing together as a community, of people coming together for a purpose of an improvement to their local area.

“This area in particular, is a gateway into Bournemouth. We’re working to improve this local area to make it more pleasant to walk past, for local businesses to enjoy and for people to feel proud of – and totally transform it into something really quite splendid.”

Rev Colledge explains below what the Community Growth Project will be doing:

The first stage of the project will be beginning on Saturday 1st April at 10am, with the group cutting back all the overgrowth. Volunteer litter-picking group Dorset Devils will also be at hand to help clear the hundreds of bottles, tins and cans that have accumulated in the area.

“When you have an objective to work towards, it brings people together with a common purpose”

“That will be the beginning of the transformation of this rather unclean and unsightly site, and the community coming together to grow together,” Rev Colledge said.

“Because when you have an objective to work towards, it brings people together with a common purpose. And so it’s all about encouraging local groups, local people, to take a pride and a responsibility for their local environment.”

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